This the scene I noticed in the alley as I came out of the parking garage in Old Town. Light and shadows. Shot shot this in black and white also but preferred the color image this time.
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This is the side of a metal building someone has painted a mural on. It is massive in size and depicts a couple of hummingbirds that must be 10 feet tall. I am standing along the path leading to the bus stop and can’t step back any further. It was the abstract essence that called me when standing this close. Bright colors!
There is always something calling my attention, lines, patterns, light and shadows. As our cameras do exclude somethings due to the frame we have an opportunity to create abstracts, causing the viewer to take that second or third look. This time it was lines.
“I often think of my work as visual haiku. It is an attempt to evoke and suggest through as few elements as possible rather than to describe with tremendous detail.” – Michael Kenna
One of the pleasures in life is walking my camera. Unlike walking a dog there is nothing to pick up in a bag to take home. Hopefully, what I bring home are images.
I remember when I walked to walk, my focus was to get somewhere and my mind would wander all over the place. I now experience a different walk. I take care to slow down, breathe and do my best to keep myself present. Walking can be more enjoyable when I take in everything around me. I’ve become more aware of the art that surrounds me! But, along with seeing the art of nature, I am filled with questions as to the reason for this art. What is its function in creation? In the image above I ask myself, “Why is there a mound of snow at the base of each plant stem?” I walk by this scene almost daily so when the snow melts I’m going to look closer to see if there are leaves or something at the base of these plants.
If you notice these leaves have fallen since the snowfall. There is some melting of the snow around the leaves, which indicates to me the leaves are at a warmer temperature. Maybe?
In silence wisdom speaks loudest, you cannot expect to learn the truth, if you only listen to what you think you know.
Nature has a kicka$$ color palate. The warm soft colors it presents can warm me on the inside. And, at least for me, nature can create patterns that take the breath away. And, it all changes on a constant basis. Nature lets me know I’m alive and well. I could not hear thunder but flashes of lightening let me know the power within nature.
In the first image I’m standing in the “busy” road looking east and in the second image I’m standing in the road looking west. The roads are about 3 miles apart with the first image taken about 1 hour later than the second image after the sun had set. Continue reading »